I have to show trims in twoside document. I need twoside because I need the header.

\settypeblocksize{150.1mm}{95mm}{*}%altezza x larghezza

But what I get is enter image description here

How can I: 1. get the headers (different between even and odd pages) 2. show the trims ?

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    Please provide a complete MWE (from \documentclass to \end{document}); you can use lipsum for any text. Your code is wrong in that {memoir} should come at the end of \documentclass[...] not after \settrims. You have probably missed \checkandfixthelayout but as you show virtually no useful code its hard to tell. Jun 20, 2018 at 18:36
  • yes,right, I mis-pasted the code. is it necessarey \checkandfixthelayout?
    – gdm
    Jun 22, 2018 at 7:04
  • \checkandfixthelayout is very necessary! I really ought to add some kind of automatic warning if users forget it
    – daleif
    Jun 22, 2018 at 7:30
  • It has been a week since you were asked to provide an MWE. I hope nothing traumatic has happened in your life. If It has please ignore the following. I assume that that (a) you have solved your problem or (b) you are no longer interested in a solution. If (a) then please post an answer. If (b) then is there any reason to keep the question? I spent considerable time trying to come up with an answer for you which I now feel was wasted effort. GUM. Jun 27, 2018 at 19:14

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Following the comments from @Peter I solved by reducing the stocksize.

\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside, showtrims,openright,titlepage]{memoir}

\settypeblocksize{150.1mm}{95mm}{*}%h x w   


The important commands are \checkandfixthelayout and \fixpdflayout

  • \fixpdflayout is executed automatically at the beginning of the document.
    – daleif
    Jun 29, 2018 at 8:24

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